Pastor Jay Carlson has accepted the call to be the new pastor at Holy Cross. His first day in the office will be February 6; his first Sunday at the pulpit will be February 12.
Pastor Jay’s installation will be February 19 at 2:00 p.m. Bishop Ann Svennungsen of the Minneapolis Area Synod will preside at the installation.
A reception for Pastor Jay and his family will follow the service.
About Pastor Jay
After completing his education at Concordia College in Moorhead and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Rev. Jay Carlson was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament in 2004. He has served as Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vincennes, Indiana and Lead Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. He also served in interim ministry for congregations in Roseville, Edina, and Eagan.
Pastor Jay lives in the Hiawatha neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Kristen, and two daughters, Bea (11) and Malena (9). In his spare time, he enjoys running, playing drums, and adventuring outdoors with his family.